After being torn too often from her restorative sleep, a mother wants to forbid her children from coming to her room in the morning.
She shared her situation on the UK internet forum, Mumsnet, a place where parents share their dilemmas or problems and seek advice from internet users.
The mother shared that her 11- and 14-year-old sons usually come to her room around seven or eight in the morning to say hello, but she doesn’t like it.
The woman wants to ban her children from entering her room before 9 a.m. on weekends so that they do not disturb her sleep.
She explained: ‘I wake up every morning at 6.30am and just want to sleep in over the weekend, but any disturbance and I’m wide awake and can’t get back to sleep. I just can’t.
She felt she should ban them in the morning as she doesn’t want to compromise her sleep.
“But I feel bad. Especially with DS [dear son] when he just kissed me or said hello,” the woman added.
Also, after they wake her up, she doesn’t see them until later in the morning.
The woman explained in the comments section, “Either they go back to bed or they put Netflix down. They don’t want me to get up, I usually just lay in bed on my phone, but they just come over and say hello.
While the mom has a reason for wanting to ban her children, many netizens opposed her decision.
Some people thought that the mother should not ban the children because it would affect their relationship.
One user wrote, “I would say don’t ask them. It won’t be for long and I think their closeness to you will be very useful for future challenges.
Another user wrote: “I’m with the others – as boring as it sounds I don’t think you can say come later as they are unlikely to bother you so you [will] I miss that closeness.
However, many people thought that the mother should ban her children because her sleep is also important.
One person wrote: “Of course it is. Your well-being is also important.
“Just tell them mum needs more sleep so please don’t come for xx times. Surely at their age they can sympathize with you,” another person wrote.
“It’s very cute when your kids come over to say hello in the morning, but they’re old enough to understand that you don’t want to be woken up. Kindly ask them to wake you up (preferably with a cup of tea) at 10 a.m. if you’re not up already,” another person commented.
People have also suggested different ways the mother could use if she decides to keep her kids out of her bedroom.
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One person commented: “Close your door and stick a note on it. ‘Please wake me up at 9:30 with a cup of tea, but not before. Thanks. I love you.'”
Another person commented: ‘We were in the same situation – what we did was set up a breakfast bar with good breakfasts to eat and drink and they were going to have breakfast. hotel style lunch and watch a DVD before we woke up.
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